If you're after a dram to celebrate the long Easter weekend with, have a look at our whiskies below that all have an indulgent hint of chocolate - from a suggestion of milk chocolate through to a lingering flavour of bittersweet dark cocoa.

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Adelphi Salted Caramel Chocolates

Adelphi Salted Caramel Chocolates

$19.50

Made in collaboration with 'Adelphi Fine Chocolate' who are based in the heart of Christchurch city, these decadent Whisky Salted Caramels are the ultimate whisky gift. Under the hard dark chocolate shell there is an oozy, and very delectable, salted caramel filling that has a generous slug of Adelphi Scotch whisky added to it. Adelphi Fine Choc...


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An Cnoc 18 years old 46%

An Cnoc 18 years old 46%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$162.50

This latest release from the Knockdhu distillery has been selected from American oak and sherry casks after 18 years of maturation. This is a heavier dram, with the sherry casks bringing a dried fruit, chocolate and ripe orange flavour and aroma to the classic notes of vanilla, honey and summer fruits. The aftertaste is full of spices and is dis...


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Balblair 1991 Vintage 46%

Balblair 1991 Vintage 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$230.70

Nestled just outside the quaint Highland village of Edderton, Balblair is well known for its rich and fruity style of whisky. The third release of their 1991 vintage, this particular bottling was created using a combination of American oak ex-bourbon casks and Spanish oak ex-sherry butts. Initially the aroma is full of rich citrus fruit with hin...


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Benromach 'DramFest 2018 Bottling' 2005 / 2017 #241 60%

Benromach 'DramFest 2018 Bottling' 2005 / 2017 #241 60%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 60%

Volume: 700ml

$133.00

The team at Whisky Galore are extremely proud to offer this single cask from the Benromach distillery as the exclusive bottling for DramFest 2018. Cask #241 was a first-fill ex-bourbon barrel that was filled on the 2nd of May 2005 and bottled at a natural cask strength of 60% almost 12 years later. Nose: The aroma starts with notes of a fragran...


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Benromach 'Sassicaia Wood Finish' 2010 / 2018 45%

Benromach 'Sassicaia Wood Finish' 2010 / 2018 45%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 45%

Volume: 700ml

$96.70

One of Benromach's most anticipated releases are their annual vintages that are finished in Sassicaia wine casks from Toscana, Italy. These wine casks impart a rush of sweet red fruity notes, from redcurrant jelly to tart raspberries, offering contrast to the soft smoky spices and aromatic woody notes. The hallmark Benromach spice and milk choco...


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Bladnoch 'Adela' 15 years old 46.7%

Bladnoch 'Adela' 15 years old 46.7%

Region: Lowland

Strength: 46.7%

Volume: 700ml

$192.00

Matured exclusively in Oloroso sherry casks, Adela is a new expression from the Bladnoch distillery in the Lowland's of Scotland. The delicate spirit produced at Bladnoch has been made rich and deep from the sherry casks, offering flavours of walnuts and toffee pudding, hints of chocolate and dried fruits. The palate is weighty and smooth, leavi...


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Bunnahabhain 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2006 / 2016 43%

Bunnahabhain 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2006 / 2016 43%

Region: Islay

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$89.00

The Bunnahabhain distillery produces one of the most mild and unpeated whiskies on Islay, forgoing the heavy peat found elsewhere on the isle. Overall this is an easy-going, full flavoured dram, showing sherry cask influences with ripe banana & syruppy pear, brazil nuts and toasted malt aromas. The flavour is nutty again joining apricot and ...


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Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva 40%

Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva 40%

Type: Venezuelan rum

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$75.00

Diplomatico's Reserva Exclusiva is a complex blend of copper pot still rums that have been aged in oak barrels for up to 12 years. It has a characterful sweet nose, showing notes of fruit cake, vanilla ice cream, cocoa, toffee and sweet spices. This all leads onto the palate which is rich and extremely well balanced with some chocolate, orange a...


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Glenallachie 'Single Cask 1990 #1465' 53.4%

Glenallachie 'Single Cask 1990 #1465' 53.4%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 53.4%

Volume: 700ml

$490.00

From master distiller Billy Walker of GlenAllachie distillery, this is a limited release whisky. Limited to just 668, bottles worldwide, this single cask whisky has been bottled at 53.4%. Aged for 28 years in a PX Puncheon, it was distilled in September 1990 and bottled in October 2018. The nose has notes of barley sugar, treacle and dark chocol...


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GlenDronach 'Allardice' 18 years old 46%

GlenDronach 'Allardice' 18 years old 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$189.00

Matured for 18 years in old Spanish Oloroso sherry casks, this whisky has a rich and incredibly complex flavour, with syrupy dark stewed fruit, dark cherries and raisins all carried by a silky smooth mouthfeel that becomes intensely chocolatey, nutty and earthy in the finish. One of Scotland's very finest single malts and a benchmark of the robu...


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GlenDronach 'Original' 12 years old 43%

GlenDronach 'Original' 12 years old 43%

Region: Highland

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$97.00

Situated just outside of Huntly in the highlands of Scotland, the GlenDronach distillery has since 1826 produced a style of whisky that is renowned for its rich, heavy character. Notes of dried fruit (raisins, sultanas) followed by a big dollop of heavy toffee and sherry lead into hints of dark chocolate/cocoa. A perfect introduction to the dist...


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Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength 60% 1 Litre

Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength 60% 1 Litre

Region: Speyside

Strength: 60%

Volume: 1 Litre

$98.00

A rich, heavily fruity nose (Christmas cake, dates) and palate that has elements of dark chocolate and oak notes, in particular a clove & pepper spice. At 60% this is still a very drinkable dram, but it really opens up and excels with a couple of drops of water to suit your tastes. This is a big whisky in a big bottle - one of Scotland's tru...


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Glenlivet 'Nadurra' Oloroso Batch OL0317 60.3%

Glenlivet 'Nadurra' Oloroso Batch OL0317 60.3%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 60.3%

Volume: 700ml

$105.00

Part of the 'Nadurra' series, meaning 'natural' in gaelic, this small batch release from The Glenlivet has been exclusively matured in Oloroso Sherry casks which helps deliver flavours of dried fruits, warming spices and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, a characteristic the distillery is famed for - most definitely one for the...


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Glenmorangie 'Quinta Ruban' 12 years old 46%

Glenmorangie 'Quinta Ruban' 12 years old 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$92.00

Enjoy the bouquet of Quinta Ruban for the first time and be immediately transported to the Mediterranean landscape of a Portuguese Quinta where to escape the searing heat of the vineyard you take refuge in the dark, cool cellars of the great port wine houses of the Douro valley. Still resonating with the rich, velvety aroma of ruby port, Glenmor...


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Glenturret 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1999 / 19 years old 53.9%

Glenturret 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1999 / 19 years old 53.9%

Region: Highland

Strength: 53.9%

Volume: 700ml

$237.00

From one of Scotland's oldest distilleries, this Glenturret has been matured by independent bottlers Gordon and MacPhail for 19 long years in a single first fill sherry hogshead before being bottled at the end of last year. Soft fudge, dark chocolate and roasted hazelnut aromas. Creamy bursts of milk chococlate, a hint of chili, cinnamon, orange...


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Longmorn 16 years old 48%

Longmorn 16 years old 48%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 48%

Volume: 700ml

$137.00

The long-awaited Longmorn 16 year old is finally on NZ shelves. Released in 2005 to replace the Longmorn 14, this whisky is seldom seen in NZ and we are delighted to have it back in stock. Chocolate and oranges are the hallmark of this great Speyside distillery, and it comes presented in one of the smartest bottles we've ever seen.


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Longrow 18 years old 46%

Longrow 18 years old 46%

Region: Campbeltown

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$185.00

Longrow is the name of the heavily peated whisky made at the Springbank distillery in Campbeltown. Surprisingly fruity up front with fresh apples, gooseberries and a hint of vanilla custard that is followed by a kippery, salty peat smoke. The peat is more dominant on the palate and becomes almost chocolatey in the finish. For an old whisky, this...


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Miltonduff 'Gordon & MacPhail' Discovery 10 years old 43%

Miltonduff 'Gordon & MacPhail' Discovery 10 years old 43%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$98.80

Part of famed independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail's new 'Discovery' range, this 10 year old Miltonduff from Speyside, falls under their 'sherry' profile, an introduction to the bold flavour ranges that Scotch has to offer. Dry, sherry aromas mingle with stewed raisin and roasted hazelnut, complemented by a fresh citrus edge. Creamy milk c...


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Old Pulteney 15 years old 46%

Old Pulteney 15 years old 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$136.00

After maturing for 15 years in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-Spanish oak casks, this new release from the iconic coastal distillery of Old Pulteney boasts a characterful ripe apple and citrus aroma with a honey sweetness and creamy vanilla. Christmas cake mingles with layers of chocolate and a dark toffee sweetness. There is a hint of salty...


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Penderyn 'Portwood' Welsh Single Malt 46%

Penderyn 'Portwood' Welsh Single Malt 46%

$135.00

Finished in Portwood, this whisky from Penderyn is bottled at 46%. The richness of this whisky is first apparent in the nose with dried fruits, dark chocolate, cranberries and toasty oak. The palate adds a creamy texture with honey and warming spices emerging. The finish is sweet and lingering with gentle notes of soft oak.


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Springbank 18 years old 46%

Springbank 18 years old 46%

Region: Campbeltown

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$185.00

This whisky embodies the classic Springbank distillery style. Rich and creamy to start with vanilla, ripe summer fruits and marzipan before a hint of salt and smoke creeps through. Springbank's famous oily coconutty taste develops with time and is joined by a note of dark chocolate and a trace of briny peat smoke and pepper. An absolute delight ...


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